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>> ama: the search is over tonight. a young man from lafayette is found dead in the sacramento river. >> alan: we begin with developing news in the search for brett ol' ol'son. his family confirmed he was found in the sacramento river. he vanished after setting out on the river near chico. we're live in lafayette. there was a lot of hope and effort that went into finding him. reporter: yeah, and in the last week since he was first reported miss, lots of people near lafayette participated in the search and helped to keep the awareness he was missing, going.
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in fact, earlier this week a lot of the students from his high school where he graduated a couple years ago,ing a -- they climbed up a hill and scrawled out a message in chalk that reads, simply, brett. brett olson was last seen at a mass inner tubing event. a large-scale search was launched, including fliers around his home town, andcheck chico and surrounding areas. a local burrito restaurant here held a fundraiser friday, and raised $4,000 to help pay for the continuing search. but again, this morning, the body was discovered by people fishing along the sacramento river, and his family has positively identified the body. chico police today thanked everyone for their seven -- search efforts. >> a week helping to look for him, and unfortunately it came to a tragic ending, but their
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efforts were not in vain. they did the right thing. reporter: this is youtube video taken on sunday where he was last season. he was one of hundreds of college students who turned out for the labor day weekend river float near a spot called beer can beach and according to chico police, brett drowned. there are no signs of foul play, and any results from toxicology are not going to be available for another couple weeks. reporting live in lafayette. abc-7 news. >> alan: milpitas police are investigating after a 7-eleven employee was found shot to death inside the convenience store. the store is closed tonight. investigators say the 62-year-old employee was discovered lying on the floor around 2:15 yesterday morning. >> detectives come out for the investigation, revealed that the victim was deceased at the scene. we're treating this as a
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homicide investigation at this time. >> police are not saying if the store was robbed. the 7-eleven convenience store chain issued a statement calling it a random shooting and they're working with police temperature the investigation. >> ama: who years ago today a gas pipeline explosion left a san bruno neighborhood in ruins. it was traced to an incomplete weld that led to a rupture of a 30-inch transmission line. pg&e has been yet to be find for what federal regulators call a number of fail you'd. eight people died in the explosion. i destroyed eight homes. tonight, neighbors are commemorating the second anniversary during a ceremony happening right now, and that's where abc-7 news reporter lillian kim is tonight. reporter: dozens of people have gathered here at into san bruno's city park. the ceremony is about to get
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underway. the chairs have been set up to face a remembrance plaque placed on a metal sculpture here at the park. that plaque will be unveiled during the ceremony and will have each of the names of the eight people who died as a result of the pg&e pipeline explosion which took place in this neighborhood two years ago today. in addition to the eight deaths, 38 homes were destroyed in the blast. several more people were injured and dozen more homes were damaged. we spoke to a homeowner who lost here home. she said it was important to come to today's ceremony for her. >> just to acknowledge and remember and -- just to remember these people, and their families, and be here with their families, if they're here to be with them, and i think this is the right thing for san bruno to do to make something permanent, to acknowledge these people. reporter: as for the neighborhood, it's now a full-blown construction zone.
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crews work six days of the week to rebuild the homes at that time were destroyed. eight have been completed. 13 more are underway. it's unclear what will happen with the rest of the lots. live in san bruno. lillian kim. abc-7 news. >> alan: the walnut creek pedestrian who was run over and killed last night has been identified. the san jose mercury news says the woman is 52-year-old sherry hix of santa barbara. the second victim is a-year-old girl who -- a 12-year-old girl who is in the hospital. last night this red truck came spreading down north main street and plowed into a group of people. the driver is 53-year-old man. he was injured in the crash and now faces charges of vehicular manslaughter. in san francisco, pedestrian end up being taken to the hospital after being hit by a muni bus at market and jones street this morning. police are trying to figure out exactly hat happened. there's no word on the condition of the person who was hit by the
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bus. >> ama: the economy topped the agenda today for both presidential candidates. president obama was in florida where he questioned the, quote, arithmetic being proposed by his challenger, mitt romney. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they'd pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending, without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. that's bad math. >> romney attended church services with his family in massachusetts today. he also attacked the obama administration's record when it comes to creating jobs. >> if this president's re-elected you're going to see chronic lie unemployment continue for another four years or longer. >> ama: president obama is scheduled to come to the bay area for another fundraising swing on october 8th. the san francisco chronicle is reporting it will resemble the president's trip in february,
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which included an event at the knob hill masonic center. >> alan: a plane door tumbles out of the sky. >> ama: what could have caused the door to come off the jet. >> alan: a tornado in queens. about big storm slams into new york. the damage it left behind. >> leigh: i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. let's look outside quickly. only a cloud-free afternoon for much of the bay area. pleasant weather is in our accuweather seven-day forecast. also some warmer temperatures. that
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>> ama: former alameda supervisor nadia lockyer is scheduled to be in court on child endangerment charges. police say they found methamphetamine and drug pair fer fall ya in a room she was saying with her son. she pled not guilty and was released and re-entered drug rehab. lockyer this estranged wife of state treasurer bill lockyer. she resigned as a commissioner. >> alan: we have a detour. a water main break shut down a portion of cherry street in newark. motorists are being urged to avoid the area. police estimate it could take up to 12 hours to repair the water main. >> ama: people living near seattle want to know why a large piece of a jetliner fell on their neighborhood. a landing gear door landed with quite a thud in kent, washington, friday morning. the faa briefs it came from a
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wide body boeing 767 cargo plane. neighbors say it appeared the plane was flying too low. >> sounded a little -- maybe it was distressed or vie breath. >> what could have happened, as the aircraft was coming in to land in seattle, the force of the air on the landing gear door could have torn off an already weakened gear door. >> ama: aviation experts point out that incidents like this are very common, especially because of airliners get older, more of their parts break. doesn't make me feel any better. >> alan: cleanup continues in new york after a powerful storm blew through the state. >> ama: something kids won't see in their school lurches tomorrow. >> alan: we'll see temperatures rpes
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[sirens] >> alan: it's been one of the deadliest days in iraq. officials say more than 90 people have been killed and more than 360 wounded in at least 21 separate bombings and shootings in 13 cities. the attacks began before dawn. the gunmen killing soldiers in an army post in central iraq. a few hours later a car exploded and a lot where re cutes to waiting in line for a job. iraq's interior minister is blaming al qaeda in iraq. >> ama: many people hear the word tornado they think of funnel clouds in the midwest. but this home video shows a tornado striking somewhere else. new york city. at least two twisters touched down yesterday, one in brooklyn and the other in queens. one tornado caused damage in a
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beach front community called breezy point. >> all of a sudden i heard the cracking of a utility pole and the crackling of electricity, and then just 15 seconds of intense wind, white noise, things crashing all around me. >> ama: nobody was hurt. most of the profit -- profit damage -- profit damage was mine you're. more than two dozen bus drivers in the north bay may be losing their job. golden gate transit district could lay off as many as 30 bus drivers. the cuts could happen if the transit district loses a contract to provide bus service in marin county. currently the county pays golden gate to operate their bust routes. the latest proposal calls for less service which would save the county millions of dollars but cause workers their jobs.
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>> alan: in one part of the bay area, school lunks will be meat-free tomorrow. meatless mondays go into effect tomorrow in the pleasant ton school district as part of an international movement that began in 2003 designedded to educate students about the health benefits of eating less meat. the novato unified school district also takes part in the program. officials admit it could take a while to get students used to the new menu, unless it's macaroni and chase. >> ama: that's true. let's get o leigh glaser. >> leigh: we have a live shot behind me from the high definition accept cruz camera. it's 75 degrees. low clouds and fog. a little there this morning but that cleared off the coast, and really as we head into the work week, we'll see less and less fog at the beaches, which means temperatures will be warming there as well. live doppler 7 hd, the satellite radar composite showing you
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really mainly clear sky across the bay area. picking up a little moisture in some a cloud base right there but that's about it. i do want to take you down to southern california because we're seeing some isolated receive their thunderstorms there. this right here tracking towards the west, towards the san fernando valley area, and los angeles getting ready to get hit with moderate rain. if you have late evening flights, there could be flight delays in those regions overnight tonight as the thunderstorms will continue to develop and push on from east to west. here's a look at some current readings. 81 in fairfield. antioch, 85. 54, san francisco. santa rosa, 83. 75, los gatos, 72, san jose. the highlights for at least the next five to seven days, cool overnight tonight, with some coastal clouds. get ready for sunshine, mild day for your monday, and then each
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day this week we start to warm up just a little bit until get into wednesday and thursday, two of the warmest days for the work week. santa rosa this morning at the airport, 39 degrees. it's going to be cool with the clear sky there, so 43 overnight tonight. san francisco, touch of fog. 53, and in the east bay, antioch, 58. we had a very weak area of low pressure push to the north of us, but it's a little cooling today, and replacing this low, we're going to get a little bubble of i'll call it warm to mild air. not extremely hot but will gradually start to move in as we head through the work week, and it looks like wednesday, thursday could be the warmest days of the work week. let's get you out the door tomorrow morning. a cool start inlands. coast, upper 40s. 50s around the bay. gradual warming by lunchive, and 4:00, mid-to-upper 8 sod inland, 70s around the bay, and mild temperatures at the coast, about
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64 degrees. here's a look at the highs. 87-antioch. north bay, napa tomorrow, 82. santa rosa, 84. san rafael, key -- delightful, 78. and the fog peels back off the coast, bringing half moon bay sunshine tomorrow. we look for 84 for morgan hill. monterey, 60s where the fog bank will sit there the accuweather seven-day forecast. warmer near the coast on tuesday. wednesday, thursday, friday, mid-90s inland, mid-80s around the bay, and 60s at the coast. of course, we'll have an update at 4:30 tomorrow morning. >> alan: let's talk to shu. the niners started off the game. >> the a little bit of everything today, including horrible officiating by the
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>> mike: the premiere matchup in week one was the packers hosting the 49ers. jim harbaugh used all his weapons, and despite horrible officiating the niners win first game at lambeau field since 1990. no more preseason, this real football. nine plays, 92 yards, smith to moss. there will be more of this.
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10-0 niners. aaron rodgers counters. niners up three. nfl record tying 63-yard field goal. hits the crossbar. goes over. first niner drive in the third. smith, fourars to davis. alex, 20-26, 211 yards, two t ds and the niners force the punt, returned for 45 yards but a clip not called, got to get rid of the replacement refs. niners up eight. next packer's. aaron rodgers picked off. great field position. next play? frank gore. watch this run. 16 yards, gets hit. and hangs in there 112 yards, and 49ers hold on to win it 30-22 the final. >> andrew luck making his nfl debut in chicago. definitely not the luck we saw at stanford. second quarter, first nfl
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interception, tim jennings, 23-45, 309 yards, three interceptions. luck finally through his first and only td pass. bears crush the colts 41-21. >> the guy picked after luck, robert griffin iii agreement debut. 321 yards, first pass went 8-yards. the former colts receiver. redskins with the upset. >> oakland swept the mariners with a win tonight. therapy 9-0 in the last nine road games with pitching and timely hitting. where can i get one of these, tommy milone, tied a career high 10 strikeouts in the game. got some help from his offense. fifth inning, johnny gomes, see ya. his 16th of the year. three-run shot. 3-0as. marry in -- mariner ins got to
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within a run but it's iced in the ninth. the a's sweep the mariners. >> u.s. open sneaking in the women's final after inclement weather yesterday and what a march. azarenka, huge forehand down the line. up 5-3. serena fought back. came back to win the last four games, breaking victoria's service. azarenka finds the net. serena breaks victoria on championship point. serena's 15th major, defeating azarenka in three sets, novak djokovic and ferrer finishing their match today. heel win the set 6-2. and then djokovic reaches his sixth final in the last six majors, will face andy murray
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tomorrow. >> tee it up at 6:00 on the pga tour and more from the 49ers victory. >> alan: coach harbaugh was the 12th man. >> mike: the officiating was horrible. >> ama: ahead, touchdowns, and wedding vows. >> alan: who says love and football is an odd match. not this couple. >> ama: their story is next, and a reminder our all-new afternoon lineup debuts tomorrow. general hospital at 1:00 p.m. then who wants to be a millionaire at 2:00, and then jeopardy at 2:30. >> alan: and then katie couric hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet.
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>> alan: coming up at 6:00. an abc-7 exclusive. >> another regular flag went up. something wrong with this. >> alan: the boater who helped authorities track down the father accused of kidnapping his can two children sometime the meeting between two all-stars. the giants the pride of petaluma. >> ama: a couple in arizona celebrating two of their biggest loves at the same time. >> alan: they love each other a lot and love college football. >> ama: so they decided to tie thenet -- the knot during the tailgate


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